Looking for an outdoor experience like no other in the area? Look no further - The Greenway is approximately 2,200 acres of natural open space in the heart of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN.
What's your pleasure? The Greenway features several parks, campground, 2 golf courses, 3 disc golf courses, over 20 miles of multi purpose trails, shore bank fishing sites and so much more! Come enjoy this unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation right in the heart of our two communities!
The Greenway concept was initially proposed by the North Dakota Congressional Delegation after the flood of 1997. The Greenway is more than a device for flood mitigation; it is an enhancement to the quality of life for residents of the Greater Grand Forks area.
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Winter is just around the corner and winter recreation is sure to follow! Crews have been busy preparing the parks for cold weather.
All outdoor fountains have been shut off to avoid frozen pipes. The rest rooms in East Grand Forks are now closed for the season. This includes River Heights, Sherlock Park, Eagles Point, and Crestwood Trail Heads. Rest rooms in Grand Forks will remain open for the season but may have reduced hours of availability.
The cross-country ski and snowmobile trails signs are being installed in the coming days. Grooming will begin when a base of at least 6” of snow is established.
Upcoming Greenway Events
Friday Nov 29 - Dec. 31
Lincoln Drive Park
5:30PM – 10PM nightly through December 30, extended to midnight on December 31
Take a drive through scenic Lincoln Park, located off of Belmont Road and 13th Avenue South, and enjoy holiday lights displays created by local business and organizations. Admission: Cars, $5; Limos, $10; Buses, $20; all proceeds will be distributed by Grand Forks Lions Clubs to local charities and community projects.
December 12 – 15, 2013
December 19 – 22, 2013
Lincoln Golf Club House
General Public Times
Thursdays and Fridays 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Santa on site Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ONLY
Santa and his elves have set up a workshop in Grand Forks with two weekends full of holiday activities for kids! Everyone is welcome to meet Santa’s elves while creating crafts, playing games, and listening to holiday music. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride before warming up with cocoa and holiday cookies or just stop in to look at the more than 30 beautifully decorated trees, each adorned with a different theme. Children also have the opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday and Sunday afternoons!
Suggested admission is one non-perishable food item or new toy per person. School, daycare, senior and other groups are welcome! Schedule your group’s weekday visit with Lynne Roche. Santa’s Village is presented by The Grand Forks Herald.
The Greenway Technical Committee serves as a technical advisory board to the managing agencies of the Greenway. Membership of the committee includes representatives of the four managing agencies and other parties interested in the development of the Greenway. The Greenway Technical Committee has no governing authority but serves as the primary mechanism for the four managing agencies to discuss Greenway management issues. Meetings are held bimonthly and are open to the public. Staff from the four managing agencies meets on the alternate months.
The Greenway & Trail Users Advisory Group is open to local citizens who share an interest in the development and use of the Greenway and trails in the Greater Grand Forks community. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month.
Did you hear about a proposed project and wondered about its status? Need more information about a Greenway project? Look no further because we've got you covered. Project information is available by clicking here
GREENWAY VISION STATEMENT:
The Red and Red Lake Rivers Greenway will protect residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from flooding, provide opportunities for economic growth, improve and restore ecological stability of the river corridor, link residents and tourists to four seasons of recreation and transportation facilities, provide linkage between the cities, preserve and promote the history and culture of the region through education, and improve the quality of life for future generations.
•Written by workshop participants (residents of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN) and prepared by Greenways, Inc. and the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Greenway Plan of September 2001.